Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Geri Ottoboni's Letter On Mayoral Candidates

Geri Ottoboni has written a letter to The Explorer on the mayoral candidates.

Please take a moment to read it.

Serving as OV mayor requires commitment

I would like to respond to Melanie Larson, who is on the board of the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce.

She stated the chamber receives no funds from the Town of Oro Valley, (which is true), but in the past I have sat through many council meetings where they have come and asked and received financial backing as well as TREO. The practice was discontinued when the town started having financial difficulty.

I would like to know what businesses these two organizations have brought to Oro Valley. I know it cannot be Sanofi-Aventis, as they have been here a very long time and it was a project started years ago at the U of A.

Apparently Ms. Larson was not paying attention or did not acknowledge that Mike Zinkin told her that he would resign his 40-year career as a sports official and also his part-time job with Jim Click. That shows me true dedication.

Also responding to Ms. Devery, I have met Dr. Hiremath and find him to be moderately personable, and I applaud his working on the once a year Oro Valley Holiday Parade for the past four years.

But when you are on a commission or board it is at least a monthly commitment. I do know that Dr. Hiremath was on the board of GOVAC, because when they couldn't make their budget, that was the only time he seemed to appear at the town council meetings. Again he has stated that he did not like attending the meetings, then why become Mayor, many times these meetings go until 11 p.m.

Being the father of four, but not married to the mother of three, as he stated in his biography in this paper, makes one question his commitment.

Geri Ottoboni, Oro Valley

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